Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Spotlight- Charmed Ceramics

Saturday Spotlight time! Here I feature artists and their work! I encourage you to check out their shops, and as always, a special treat is in it for you at the end! Show support & love! You guys are the best at it!!! (If you would like to be featured, simply send me an email at sammyejo@62cards.com and we will get you scheduled! Happy spotlight day!
Saturday Spotlight: Amber at CharmedCeramics
Where are you from: I was born and raised in Idaho, but have been a Utah girl for the past 15 years. I currently live in beautiful Highland, Utah, about 20 minutes south of Salt Lake City).
What do you specialize in: Clay has been my obsession for the past five years or so. It all started with a pottery class offered by UVSC community education. This may sound strange, but I would lay awake at night thinking about clay and all the possibilities. In short, I found my passion.
Name and URL of store: I have two stores on etsy, one for my ceramic pendants (my most recent addition) and one for my pottery: http://www.charmedceramics.etsy.com/ & http://www.clayhaven.etsy.com/ Blog address: http://clayhaven-amber.blogspot.com/
Where did the name come from: I originally wanted to do a little play on words and call the name of my store "Charmed," but that was taken, so I eventually came up with "CharmedCeramics."
How did you get started on etsy: I found etsy by doing a google search on pottery. I knew I wanted to some how do my own online store, but the whole idea of creating and running a website seemed overwhelming to me. When I found etsy, everything seemed to click into place. It was so easy, I eventually did two stores. I've had my pottery store since January, and my ceramic jewelry store since the end of May.
Advice for etsy sellers: Most of my experience on etsy has come from my pottery store. Probably the most important things I have learned are to take good pictures (I watched a few tutorials that helped me immensely), to try and list something every day, and to network with other sellers on etsy. I am currently a member of the etsy mud team. By following and participating in their thread and events I have learned many invaluable lessons. Thanks etsy mud team! What do I want customers to know about me and my product: I love what I do and want to share this love with others. Each ceramic piece is handmade with love and care. My goal is to bring a bit of joy to your life.
Shameless addictions: Obviously, clay is my main addiction, but I also love, love, love dark bittersweet chocolate. There is actually a clay called black mountain that looks like dark chocolate fudge, and I have to fight the temptation to take a little nibble ;)
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Such a charming shop :) ! I know you will too. And to celebrate being the featured seller, Amber is giving one of you a FREE item from her shop!! You got it, FREE! (Use for yourself, save for a great Christmas gift, etc??) So, how do you enter? Leave a comment on this post about your favorite item in her shop! For extra entries leave a separate comment if you add her as a favorite on Etsy, make a purchase from her, and if you blog about this giveaway - post a comment with the link to your post! So, that's up to 4 entries!!! Good luck and happy commenting!

9 comments:

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

I just think this is such a beautiful shop. I really admire yur talent!

EverImprovingMe said...

I have made her shop a favorite

EverImprovingMe said...

I really like the light brown heart pendent. I think a light green one would be really cool too!

Kendra said...

I really like the black square pendent. It would be a great addition to my jewelry findings!

Michelle (from Ky) said...

What a great shop! Thanks for sharing Sammye Jo

JC said...

I love the Glossy Black Rectangle Ceramic Pendant!

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Kristin said...

I love the Round Blue Ceramic Pendant. All of them are beautiful though!

Ms. Cheryl said...

Oh my... my favorite is naturally the pink heart. I would totally love to have this. Thanks, ms.cheryl

Ms. Cheryl said...

ps.
I have added this shop to my favorites. It was a no brainer. ms.cheryl

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